From left, Carl O’Riley, Jesse Robinson and Mrs. Langley, representing the L-CAA, Mrs. Mix, BCHC member George McCarty and Joanna O’Riley of the L-CAA.
Elizabeth Langley of the Lott-Canada School Alumni Association accepts a $500 check from Kay Mix of the Bee County Historical Commission during a brief ceremony last Thursday evening at the Beeville Country Club. The society provided the money to help the association display a Texas Historical Commission marker at the American Legion Post 818 Hall in Beeville.
The hall was built in the early 1950s with land and monetary donations from the Dougherty family and other Bee County residents. The hall was named for Charles Major Lytle, Beeville’s first African-American soldier to die in WWII. The marker is the fifth such plaque awarded to the school’s alumni association, in conjunction with the historical commission.
The public is invited to attend the dedication ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 9, at 11 a.m. The hall is located at 1104 W. Hefferman St.